I haven’t blogged much about my trip for the blogHer 2007 conference because of a lot of conflicting feelings about the whole thing. I just received this picture from a fellow blogger, Carmen (see her sites below).
I’m on the left wearing black and looking like a gargantuan next to Jillian! Carmen was gracious enough to take my pic because I forgot to put a memory stick in my new camera and PANICKED!
The highlight of this trip for me was meeting Jillian! She spoke about weight in general and her new book which I hope to buy soon (I wish we would have all gotten a copy). There’s a lot of info on Jillian’s website but the majority of info is member’s only so I feel fortunate I got so much motivation in a small group setting. I have to admit I was/am amazed at how nice, personable, sweet, caring and all around adorable she is!
She didn’t tell us anything I didn’t already know, move more, incorporate calories and do extra work outs when you want to splurge. Count calories, stay away from fad diets and get started – today! I put my fork down with some salad still on my plate! I felt like running a few laps and would have loved her to lead us in group exercise – hey there’s and idea for the next conference! The Grand Ballroom was big enough to run laps in.
I was hoping that they were recruiting for a new show or something but that didn’t happen, I wish I could get on one of these shows to guide me through the process and MAKE me do it.
Jillian was totally different from what I was expecting from her on camera persona. Jillian convinced me that she has the same struggles with weight, is not always so sure of herself and that she struggles to exercise. She even worried about us seeing her non-existent “muffin top” and readjusted herself – HA!